Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) has selected the artwork of Danelly Cabrera, a 10th grade student at Frankford High to represent the First Congressional District in the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition.
Miss Cabrera utilized digital media to create her artwork, entitled “Double Exposure.” It features birds in-flight superimposed on the artist’s digital image. She says she was using her hair as a metaphor for a nest from which the birds are flying. The work was also selected for The Center for Learning Through the Arts Award by the School District of Philadelphia.
Miss Cabrera says she enjoys her classes with photo media teacher Adam Anderson, who also serves as Lead Technology Teacher and Art Department Coordinator at Frankford. But, as she completes her first year in high school she is not looking toward a career as an artist. She hopes to be a psychologist. Miss Cabrera’s family, originally from the Dominican Republic, moved to Philadelphia last year from New York.
Congressman Brady said, “I was pleased to select the work of this talented high school freshman, new to Philadelphia and the First Congressional District, who is also an immigrant. In these politically confusing and troubled times in our nation it is important that we recognize the talents, aspirations and contributions of those who have come to America for a better life.”
The Congressional art exhibition will be on display for ten months in the Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. “These young artists will have their work seen by hundreds of thousands people from across the country and around the world who visit the House office building and the U.S. Capitol,” Congressman Brady said.